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Unfinished remake of "My Favorite Wife," due to the firing of Marilyn Monroe from the film. She was eventually re-hired, but died in August, 1962. Film was never completed. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
George Cukor 
Writing credits
Bella Spewack (screenplay "My Favorite Wife") &
Sam Spewack (screenplay "My Favorite Wife")

Arnold Schulman  screenplay unused &
Nunnally Johnson  screenplay &
Walter Bernstein  screenplay

Produced by
Gene Allen .... associate producer
Henry T. Weinstein .... producer (as Henry Weinstein)
Peter Levathes .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Johnny Mercer 
Cinematography by
Franz Planer 
Leo Tover 
Film Editing by
Tori Rodman 
Art Direction by
Gene Allen 
Costume Design by
Jean Louis 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist (as Sidney Guilaroff)
Allan Snyder .... makeup artist: Miss Monroe (uncredited)
Sound Department
Richard Raguse .... production sound (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Clyde Taylor .... gaffer (uncredited)
Other crew
Evelyn Moriarty .... stand-in: Marilyn Monroe (uncredited)
George Cukor .... dedicatee
Dean Martin .... dedicatee
Marilyn Monroe .... dedicatee

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37 min (2001 version)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

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The cocker spaniel in the script was named Tippi, which was the name of Marilyn Monroe's real pet dog as a child.See more »
Ellen Wagstaff Arden:Would you have lunch with me?
Shoe Salesman:[Flustered] I bring my lunch to the store.
Ellen Wagstaff Arden:[Leaning forward, putting her chin in her hand] I'd be so grateful if you'd take it out.
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26 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Marilyn's last hurrah, 28 August 2004
Author: tday-1 ( from Tucson, Az

This brief glimpse of Marilyn's last work is very interesting.She was trying a new look that actually made her look younger than her fiftie's image. It's strange everyone was talking about her age and an older Doris Day eventually played the part with a bleached white Marilyn do!It's well known Cukor hated the assignment and was determined to use his own script. Marilyn didn't have script approval and had to face Cukor's resentment every day. At least her bouffant sidesweep hair style swept the country,giving Marilyn one last hurrah.Cukor's attitude soured Marilyn on the project.She was anxious to leave Fox and get into better movie deals. Dean Martin and Cyd Charisse made good costars. It's one of those films I wish they had finished.Despite the ugly rumors Marilyn was staggering around in a drugged state,she looks wonderful. If they had to fire anybody it should have been Cukor.

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